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Some Recent Dinners

March 16, 2011

While I won’t list specific amounts of ingredients or recipes, here are some recent dinners we have been enjoying that you could easily replicate, many of which use canned goods!

Brined Pork Chops with Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili

This dish had two steps that required some planning- brining the pork chops and chopping veggies for the chili.  A few cups of apple cider mixed with 1/4 cup salt were mixed for the bone-in pork loin chops, they brined overnight and were then grilled.  The chili consisted of onion, sweet potato, black beans, kidney beans and corn, cooked on low with some spicy tomato jam for 6+ hours in the crock pot.  The spice came from chipotle peppers- yum!

Sausage sandwiches with mashed rutebaga

This dish was based on some awesome ingredients from the Brooklyn Kitchen.  Pan-fried chorizo sausage was piled on bread along with aged goat cheese from Cypress Grove and a sauce of sauted onions, arugula and accidental BBQ sauce.   Served with a side of steamed rutabega, mashed and mixed with butter, milk and lots of parmesean cheese.

London Broil and root vegetables a la crock pot

I got a crock pot for Christmas, and have been really in to it…  This was a simple recipe; I browned the beef, then added it to the crock pot with some onion, potato, carrot and sun-dried tomato.  8 hours on low later, dinner was served with a simple green salad.

Hope you are inspired to make up something tasty for dinner tonight!

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